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  1. Pole Star
    Green

    Pole Star

    By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity...

    written by: Michael Dumiak
    05.13.09

  2. Family Matters
    House Tours

    Family Matters

    The open spaces and transparency of modern architecture turn out to be extremely useful when there’s a house full of relatives.

    written by: Lydia Lee
    photos by: Justin Fantl
    07.18.11

  3. Trading Shingles for Shrubs
    Green

    Trading Shingles for Shrubs

    Dwell explores the extensive reasons why the grass is intensely greener when it's on the roof.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.21.09

  4. 9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love
    Product Reviews

    9 Kid-Friendly Furnishings We Love

    Mixing imagination with function, 9 kid-friendly products offer ways to bring some fun into your home.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.17.14

  5. Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin
    Renovation

    Midcentury Kitchen Renovation in Austin

    With the goals of improving storage and flow in their midcentury home, two Austin residents hired Rick and Cindy Black Architects to reunite their kitchen with an open-plan living space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.26.14

  6. The Architectural Outsider
    Design 101

    The Architectural Outsider

    The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery. What goes on in those offices is as foreign to most people as what goes into making Spam. So Dwell asked an inquisitive non-architect for his...

    written by: Robert Sullivan
    05.27.09

  7. Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside
    Design 101

    Face Off: Looking Good on the Outside

    The husband-and-wife architecture team Halpert & Ruiz know that if a house’s face 
is pretty from the outside and views are good from within, as a landlord you will have an easier time...

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    02.26.09

  8. Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'
    Event Spotlight

    Matthew Williams Exhibition 'Outside'

    Kiwi photographer Matthew Williams has traveled around the globe to shoot homes for Dwell. You can catch the Brooklyn-based artist's work later this month, however, in New York at the studio space...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    04.15.11

  9. Outside the Box: Cardboard Design
    Books

    Outside the Box: Cardboard Design

    Cardboard has fully wiggled out of its boxy stereotype (Frank Gehry's 1971 Wiggle Chair is early evidence) and today plays a role in everything from packaging and product design to furniture and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.25.10

  10. Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love
    Houses We Love

    Traditional on the Outside, Modern in the Inside: 6 Homes We Love

    These six homes are contemporary gems in disguise: traditional on the outside, but strikingly modern within.

    written by: Emma Marsano
    08.09.13

  11. Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs
    We Recommend

    Outside of the Box: 7 Delightfully Idiosyncratic Designs

    Seven of the most inventive and original architectural designs ever featured in Dwell.

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.23.13

  12. Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts
    House Tours

    Outside the Box: Unusual Home Layouts

    Don’t be a square; whether out of necessity or aesthetics, these layouts come in all shapes and sizes.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    12.04.13

  13. Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC
    Renovation

    Modern Bright Family Home Renovation in Washington, DC

    One family’s effort to “smuggle a modern house into a historic district” in Washington, DC, results in a brightly transformed space made for family life.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    photos by: Eli Meir Kaplan
    09.10.12

  14. Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow
    Renovation

    Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin Bungalow

    Austin architect J.C. Schmeil converted his family's 1935 bungalow into a spacious modern family home on a modest budget and with tons of ingenuity.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    11.18.13

  15. A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey
    My House

    A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

    A New Zealand expat and her son use their prefabricated lakeside New Jersey retreat as an outdoorsy counterpoint to city life.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    12.20.12

  16. Going Coastal
    Green

    Going Coastal

    It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    photos by: Robert Canfield
    02.01.09

  17. Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills
    Houses We Love

    Modern Home Designed for Live Music in Beverly Hills

    An old barn in a Beverly Hills canyon inspires a new, clean-lined guesthouse and concert venue.

    written by: Rico Gagliano
    photos by: José Mandojana
    05.20.14

  18. ICFF 2012: Plank by Eric Pfeiffer and Council
    Product

    ICFF 2012: Plank by Eric Pfeiffer and Council

    Oakland-based designer Eric Pfeiffer has been exhibiting annually at ICFF since 1997 and this year he's launching a series of outdoor pieces in collaboration with San Francisco's Council. According...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.16.12

  19. Courtyard of Appeal
    Green

    Courtyard of Appeal

    Like so many L.A. stories, the tale of the Courtyard House begins with a lucky break. One day in 2001, Thomas Robertson got a call from a friend he hadn’t seen in ages. The friend told him that his...

    written by: David A. Greene
    photos by: Maria Aufmuth
    01.25.09

  20. The Yard Zone

    The Yard Zone

    The space outside your walls should be as thoughtfully considered as the space within. Aside from contributing to pleasant, functioning outdoor space, well-placed landscaping can protect your house...

    written by: Dan Maginn
    01.01.09

  21. Butterfly Gap Retreat
    Food

    Butterfly Gap Retreat

    At the Butterfly Gap Retreat just outside Knoxville, Tennessee, managing the design, construction, and rental of modern guesthouses is a family affair. Built as alternatives to the ubiquitous log...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.25.11

  22. 7 Modern Homes in Texas
    Houses We Love

    7 Modern Homes in Texas

    Despite its “everything’s bigger” credo, Texas is a hotbed for reasonably sized—small even—buildings. To follow, seven homes that show the Lone Star state’s modern side.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.11.13

  23. Simple Belgian Furniture with a Sustainable Bent
    Product

    Simple Belgian Furniture with a Sustainable Bent

    Ethnicraft, a Belgian design company, debuts a new collection at ICFF this weekend that blends emotion and rationality, combining the warmth of teak, oak, and walnut woods with powerfully...

    written by: Emily Shapiro
    05.16.14

  24. Poketo Artist Wallets
    Product

    Poketo Artist Wallets

    Los Angeles-based design company Poketo's claim to fame is its artists wallets (though its also offers some sweet Spacetime wall decals, adorable Smile cards, and fun Mood bottle openers)....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.09.11

  25. A Place to Stand
    House Tours

    A Place to Stand

    Designed for her parents and generations to come, Amanda Yates's seaside New Zealand house is "somewhere between architecture and landscape" but firmly rooted in family life.

    written by: Jeremy Hansen
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    06.20.11

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